‘Seddy the teddy’ helps SARH win £100 for Greenhall Nursery
A TEDDY bear’s visit to a Blythe Bridge school helped put a housing association in the frame for a £100 photography prize which it has donated to charity.
‘Seddy’ the teddy joined the children at Springcroft Primary School for bulb planting organised by Stafford and Rural Homes earlier this year.
Seddy’s visit was part of a competition, run by Seddon Construction which involved organisations giving him the chance of work experience and sending in the photographic evidence.
The photographs were taken by SARH’s Marketing and PR Manager Alison Gallagher-Hughes who also entered them into the competition.
“I carried Seddy in my camera bag for a few months,” said Alison. “Whenever, I attended a photo opportunity with young people I put him into the picture. The children at Blythe Bridge loved him and got involved in the action, with a mini spade, helping with the bulb planting.”
Seddon Construction then asked visitors to the recent Chartered Institute of Housing Conference, in Manchester, to choose their favourite image for the chance to win £500 for charity. As a finalist, Alison’s photo received a £100 prize.
Greenhall Nursery and Key Learning Centre, in Stafford, which is SARH’s nominated charity for 2013-14, was the recipient.
“We are really grateful to SARH for this donation. The money they have raised for us since April will enable us to fund one of our ‘School for Parents’ sessions where young people and their relatives can come to learn and play together for the next year,” said Karen Milligan, headteacher at Greenhall Nursery and Key Learning Centre.
The latest donation takes the total raised by SARH’s fundraising efforts for the charity to over £2159.